Being Dis-Functional

This series was developed after one on exploring a container; a non-traditional container that cannot holds anything. This container is at one level representing a functional object and another a dis-functional object.  Given this, the form and surface can be reformulated and deviate from traditional meanings. The overall form can also express containing a more interconnected volume, since it cannot hold anything.  The surface can be articulated in a number of ways, from smooth to texture. This series also explores 3D printing techniques in common materials that can structurally be very delicate; pushing the technology to its limits of defining enclosures and still be structurally viable.

Forms and their structural enclosures can be explored in a number of ways, in a number of scales. Extrusions, assemblages, or incorporating traditional structural systems; or ones according to mathematically defined elements. What forms emerge when a 2D curve is used as a 3D path for some section defined by a simple shape, such as a circle, an ellipse, a square, a rectangle, or a triangle? This series investigates a simple form based on approximately one-half of a Lemniscate of Bernoulli curve, developed about 1694. It is very similar to a common eight curve, except the loops are more elliptical. For the enclosure a simple solid surface was incorporated. Custom software has been developed to generate these containers

These containers are computationally generated, custom developed software; a method which can express a consistency of a developing a concept and enable a variety that focuses on the idea and its variations. Then the digital model is 3D printed in sandstone.
Sandstone: 00_01e1a and 00_01d1a
Sandstone: 01_01a1b and 01_01f1d

Working Sketches

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